Breaking from Actions that are Executed with Guiltless Precision (Installation - Sculpture)

"Open Studios" Home Workspace Program, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, Aug 2016

Material: wood, paper, mirror, GoPro, tablet computer, power cord 

Size: 5m x 5m room

A study on two devices of stereoscopic image production, originating from the photographic experimentations during the latter half of the 19th century - contributing to the making of the “attentive subject”. One, a closed contraption in which the wealth of detail in the stereo field, and the confinement of the viewer to the apparatus accounts for a temporal dilation of attention; And the other, an open mechanism in which two GoPros simulating human binocular vision, live feed into a couple tablets, each reflecting into one of two intersecting mirrors. The two images are perceived as a single superimposed field, rendering the viewer and the interior in an illusion of depth.